Kenneth K. Koppelmann

December 14, 2022

Kenneth K. Koppelmann, 70, of Lafayette, Ind., died December 14, 2022 at Aster Place, Lafayette.  He was born March 25, 1952 in Freeport, NY to George William & Dorothy (Ostrowsky) Koppelmann.  He married Melissa S. Robinson on September 25, 1971 in Frankfort and she survives.

Kenneth was a 1970 graduate of Clinton Central High School.  He was the production manager for the Frankfort Times for over 35 years, retiring in 2017.  Kenneth was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and active in the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered for the Democratic Party in Clinton County.  Kenneth loved music, especially the Eagles, going to many Eagles concerts with Melissa.  He also loved flamingo’s, the Colts, working on and taking great pride in his yard, fireworks, but his biggest joy was family gatherings and his grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Melissa Koppelmann of Lafayette are his Daughter: Jennifer (Brad) Morland of Lafayette; Brother: George Koppelmann Jr. of Monticello; Grandchildren: Connor & Kevin Ferdinand; and Great-Grandchildren: Ella Grace & Everett Ferdinand.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Stacy Koppelmann and siblings, Ritchie Koppelmann & Mary Ellen Walker.


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Kenneth K. Koppelmann”

  1. LouAnne (Unger) Kuntzman December 16, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You and your family will be in my prayers in the days to come.

  2. Julia Chriswell December 16, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, he was a very nice man.

  3. Ron & Erilda Coleman December 17, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Koppleman Family (George & John)
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother & uncle. Hard to lose family at any time but it makes it so much harder at Christmas when we want to celebrate yet hearts ache at the loss of a loved one.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May you remember all the fond time shared. God Bless.

  4. Bill& Lora Layton December 17, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Melissa, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Kim Ray December 17, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    My heart smiles at all the special memories I have of Kenny. We worked together at the Times for 32+ years. He was our go to guy for almost everything. Kenny was a friend that I looked up to as a brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  6. Greg Ludlow December 18, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Melissa and family, my heart goes out to you all with Kenny’s passing. I was shocked to read this today. Kenny was a great supporter and a ton of help to me during our employment together at The Times. I have some great memories of Kenny and I encourage you all to focus on those fond memories of your own to help you navigate your grieving for his loss.
    Greg Ludlow

  7. Jeff Amos December 18, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Sorry for your loss. Kenny was a good friend and coworker. He will be missed by all. Wish I could be there. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  8. Janis Thornton December 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    I am so saddened to learn of Kenny’s passing. Kenny was such a joy to work with at The Times, always supportive and generous with his time and expertise. We remained good friends in the years since then, even though we often fell out of touch. Melissa, you have my deepest, heartfelt condolences.

  9. Janet Balsley December 18, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I’m so very sorry to learn of Kenny’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Melissa, and all your family.

  10. Rick Birden December 19, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Melissa and Family and Melinda,

    Seems like yesterday that I would run down to your house to visit. Laughing, joking, eating and just plain listening to each other.

    Just a note to let you my sisters let me know of Kenny’s passing. I too, am grieving, hurting in his leaving. However, if there is any consolation, Pam, my wife, will be praying for you and your family.

  11. Brad Toy December 21, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Very sorry to read about Kenny. He was such a nice guy and great employee. He loved giving me a hard time for being a Bengals fan. Prayers to his Family & Friends. I know he will be deeply missed.

  12. Garry Fisher December 25, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of Ken, wish I been to tell him good bye, when he work with Brenda we talk some I like him very much. I know you will miss hime, since I know you from Federal Mogul, I knew you were a great wife and wife to him. I love to been there for you, but I now live in Sebring, Florida. My prayers are with you and the family.

  13. Debra Koppelmann December 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Melissa, I was so sorry to hear of Kenny’s death, your husband of many years. As I look back it was great to visit with you and Kenny when we met at John’s son’s graduation, and at Mary Ellen’s son’s house. Richie and I enjoyed the family book Kenny prepared and sent to us.

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